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Oct 29, 2013 5:30pm PDT
about their spying on angela merkel and other foreign leaders. >> will we apologize to angela merkel? >> reporter: but america's spy agencies were not apologizing to anyone claiming instead that all countries spy. >> some of this reminds me of a lot of the classic movie "casa blanca," my god, there is gambling going on here. it is the same thing. >> do you believe the allies have conducted at any time any type of espionage element against the u.s., our leaders or otherwise? >> absolutely. >> reporter: they also strongly denied reports of mass collection of phone records on countries such as france and spain. what is most surprising is france, germany, more than 30 leaders in all. an invasion of privacy the u.s. has not denied. what the administration will also not explain is how president obama didn't know, as the white house claims. >> if the president didn't know, he certainly should have known. one would think that if he didn't know, he would have demanded the resignations of those who should have briefed him. >> reporter: current and former officials say obama may not have known
NBC
Oct 28, 2013 3:00am PDT
. word from edward snowden that the u.s. has eavesdropped on frenchmen, even on angela merkel's cell phone. a furious merkel called president obama to complain. >> the president spoke to angela merkel, reassured her that the president is not and will not monitor the chancellor's communications. >> reporter: but the white house did not deny that it had happened. >> is not monitoring, will not monitor. i think you're missing a tense there. you've got your president progressive there, you got your simple future, but you're missing your past progressive. >> reporter: the secretary of state has been putting out fires here, there and everywhere. especially over u.s. policy toward syria. after two years of war and the assad regime's chemical attack killing more than a thousand civilians, including children, the saudis accused president obama of backing down, even helping assad butcher his own people. >> the shameful way that the world community accepts the impunity of the butcher of syria is a blot on the conscience of the world. >> reporter: furious that the u.s. did not carry out its thre
NBC
Oct 30, 2013 12:35am PDT
angela merkel. but now, obama is claiming that he didn't know about it. [ light laughter ] in fact, earlier the president called a press conference to address the issue. he admitted to a lot of things he wasn't aware of. let's take a look. [ cheers and applause ] >> my fellow americans. first of all, it's true. the u.s. has been spying on german chancellor angela merkel, but the fact is, i wasn't aware of it. just because i'm president doesn't mean i know everything. [ laughter ] case in point, i just found out that the pumpkin spice latte -- not made with real pumpkins. [ laughter ] it's all chemicals. i mean, come on, what? not real pumpkins? another thing, i wasn't aware that "sister act 2: back in the habit" is a pun. you see, the habit they're talking about is a nun's habit, like the things they wear, you know, on their head. a habit, all this time i thought it meant they were back in the habit of singing and dancing. [ light laughter ] whoopi one. obama zero. [ laughter and applause ] here's another one. here's another one. i didn't know that snuffleupagus is big bird's imagi
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Oct 29, 2013 4:00am PDT
like angela merkel, the german chancellor. the germans are really upset about this. they're calling for an investigation. even some democrats are saying it's over the top to tap cell phones of our allies like senator dianne feinstein. her senate intelligence committee may also be looking into this. in a statement, she said "with respect to nsa collection of intelligence on leaders of u.s. al allies, let me state unequivocally, i am totally opposed. i do not believe the united states should be collecting phone calls or e-mails of friendly presidents and prime ministers." like merkel. that's why the eu, the european union, has people here in washington asking questions, and now am a senior administration official says they may phase out that part of the program. richard? >> tracie, the white house hoping october ends very, very soon. thank you so much. >>> this morning 24 states are marking a somber anniversary. one year ago today hurricane sandy made landfall. nbc's jay gray joins us from along the jersey shore. jay, you were reporting on this very story a year ago. one criticism tha
NBC
Oct 31, 2013 4:00am PDT
obama. number three is xi juping. and german chancellor angela merkel is five. >>> sports is next, including a big announcement from iverson and beckham. >>> plus, a spooky halloween trivia question for you. according to a recent survey, what percentage of you believe in ghosts? is it 15%, 25%, 35%, or 45%? the spooky answer when "early today" returns. they say no good deed goes unpunished. and some days it seems true. but we keep on doing the things that matter& like buying new raspberry 5 hour energy. from now to the end of the year, a portion of each sale... benefits living beyond breast cancer, to empower women affected by breast cancer. new raspberry 5 hour energy. it's one good deed that will go just right. >>> mm-mm. so before the break, we asked you, according to a recent survey, which percentage of americans believe in ghost that answer? yeah! 45% of you believe in ghosts, or that, the spirits themselves of dead people can come back in certain places and situations. but listen to this, 43% do not think they can harm or interact with the living. there you go. >>> now, let'
NBC
Oct 28, 2013 5:30pm PDT
a month according to el mundo. germany today called for an investigation into nsa's tapping of angela merkel's personal cell phone. the interior minister said the chancellor was spied on which violates german law. he threatened to expel any u.s. diplomats involved. european parliament members from germany and spain descended on washington demanding answers from congressional intelligence committees and threatening sanctions. >> it is not acceptable for example that espionage on chancellor merkel and others. >> we are asking ourselves if now the u.s. or nsa is considering merkel a terrorist. >> reporter: the president didn't know merkel's phone was targeted. is that possible? the diplomatic disaster based on leaks from edward snowden. i asked his intermediary journalist glen greenwald speaking to us from rio. is it credible he would not know? >> unfortunately it is credible. because the nsa has become this rogue agency that really goes off on its own and does whatever it wants. i'm not sure which is scarier, that the president did know and approved it and is now lying about it or that
NBC
Oct 29, 2013 5:00am PDT
. that we've been spying on at least 35 world leaders including germany's angela merkel. they want some answers. some of those may come at the house intelligence committee hearing today. senator dianne feinstein, senate intelligence said she doesn't think there is any reason why we should be spying on world leaders especially from our allies from friendly countries. >> now that it's out in the open are they making changes, are we going to stop spying on some of these leaders? >> there is indication that's already happening. the white house has this under review, reviewing it since summer a. senior official says there is no final decision but it looks like they may at least stop that part of the program where they are tapping the phone like angela merkel. >> while some are commemorating the lives lost in hurricane sandy there is a lot of work to be done. the storm killed 180 and caused more than $62 billion in damage. new jersey was hit hard and reeds beach, wrecked homes and businesses stretch for miles. near atlantic city the storm washed away a portion of the board walk. last month a
NBC
Oct 29, 2013 12:35am PDT
in on german chancellor angela merkel's telephone since 2002. [ audience oohs ] really? yeah. [ laughter ] i mean, at this point i feel like the only world leader our government doesn't listen to is president obama. [ cheers and applause ] that's right. the u.s. has been spying on german chancellor angela merkel for more than ten years. merkel actually called obama to say that eavesdropping on allies is not acceptable. obama's like, yeah, well, that's not what you said to england. nothing. got to go. by the way, how are you, ma'am? speaker phone. i can't shut it off. hello? yeah? cutting out. you're cutting out. i'm in a tunnel. [ laughter ] speaking of obama, the president has apparently asked joe biden to help the democratic party select candites to run for congress in key states. then obama was like, just kidding. happy halloween, everybody. [ laughter ] little scare right there happy -- [ applause ] just kidding. that's right, halloween is just a couple of days away. oh, man. i am probably not going to dress up this year, though. i never do. [ audience aws ] i just think halloween is for
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Oct 29, 2013 4:30am PDT
chancellor angela merkel. the leak came from documents stolen by edward snowden. >> yahoo!'s ceo is the owner of the oldest funeral home. marissa meyer is the new owner of the funeral home located on more than an acre on the corner of middlefield road and addison avenue about a block east of meyer's home. sourlss told the paper they think that meyer is going to use it for residential purposes. they will go out of business in two days on halloween. >> this morning the birthplace of the apple computer is officially part of history. the los altos historical commission voted unanimously to turn the childhood home of late co-founder steve jobs into an historical site. it means the home is now protected so a builder cannot come in and demolish it. the plan is to put up a plaque in front of the home where jobs and steve wozniak built the first 50 apple one computers in 1976. jobs' stepmother marilyn jobs still lives in the house. >> i was wondering that. interesting. speaking of apple analysts will keep an eye on the company shares. they saw a slight drop as apple's quarterly profits fell again. for
NBC
Oct 28, 2013 7:00am PDT
's angela merkel's personal cell phone, in her case for more than a decade, all from what they call do dos nest. a cia inside of berlin. how did the man who won the nobel peace prize become the subject of europe's scorn. the white house can thank nsa leaker, edward snowden. president obama has had to apologize to hollande, merkel, and current and former leaders in mexico and president ruseff who even canceled a state visit to washington she was so angry. while the nsa scandal is also causing protests at home, with european allies, it could cost serious money. the european union, america's largest trading partner, is threatening to cancel pending trade talks in the u.s. >> when we're doing this in germany, france, great britain, other nations we've been allied with in fighting al qaeda, invading libya, these kinds of things just trample trust. >> the administration and its defenders say most of the spying is legitimate for the protection of the u.s. and its allies. >> so a bad guy in afghanistan can use networks in france or germany or great britain or the united states and plan operations
NBC
Oct 28, 2013 6:00pm PDT
chancellor angela merkel's phone for years. both countries say they will work together to make sure the relationship is in tact. spain and france are also unhappy they were spied on. the white house says nsa procedures were being, are being reviewed. >> we need to ensure that we are collecting information not just because we can, but because we should. >> the white house also says president obama was not aware that the nsa was spying on world leaders. the leak came from documents stolen by former nsa contractor edward snowden, who is currently hiding in russia. >>> the fbi officially has a new leader tonight. president obama swore in james combmy today at fbi headquarters. the 52-year-old actually began his duties last month when robert muller resigned after 12 years as director. he is well liked by lawmakers. he was confirmed by the senate 93-1. he's a former federal prosecutor and was number two in command at the justice department. >>> in the u.s. senate, majority leader harry reid is promising to bring a gay rights bill to the floor before this thanksgiving. in recent years, the
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Oct 31, 2013 6:00pm PDT
is there as well as pope francis. angela merkel, chancellor of germany, comes in at number five and is the highest ranked woman. the list has 72 people on it. >>> nsa leaker edward snowden has a new job. he's now working a technical support job for one of russia's largest websites. snowden's attorney will not say which website. russia granted snowden asylum back in august. here in the u.s., snowden faces espionage charges for releasing information on the nsa's surveillance programs. snowden starts his new job tomorrow. >>> cuts to the food stamp program begin tomorrow. more than 47 million americans who get food stamps will see their benefits drop. it's the end of a temporary benefit from the 2009 economic stimulus. that stimulus boosted food stamp dollars. it means the family of four getting food stamps will start receiving $36 less each month. one in seven americans receive food stamps. >>> a bay area tech company is undergoing a massive expansion and going global. coursera, mountain view, offers online college level courses. it announced a partnership with the state department and seven interna
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Nov 1, 2013 5:00am PDT
of german chancellor angela merkel. germany's top security official wants clarification and further information, snowden could be asked to testify at the german parliament hearing later this month. >> starting today millions of families may not have enough food. food stamps are being cut because the stimulus money that boosted the benefits for last four years it's run out. tracie potts live on capitol hill this morning and tracie, we can anticipate more cuts? >> reporter: right. in addition to the money that ran out and will have an immediate impact congress is looking at even deeper cuts to scale down this program that really mushroomed over the last several years, as a result of the recession. there was a deep recession, people weren't working, there weren't jobs and so people didn't have money for food and we had a lot more people on snap as they call it in d.c., the supplemental nutrition assistance program. they are trying to pull that back. the stimulus money that was included that raised benefits during the recession, that ran out last night. so, that's going to have an immed
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Nov 1, 2013 6:00pm PDT
reports also that the u.s. is also spying on germany including chancellor angela merkel. why there, the lawmaker says snowden gave him a letter in which he asks the united states to stop treating him like a traitor. the u.s. has not responded. >>> okay. call it the other push to go green. as the movement to legalize marijuana gains steam, there's one aspect of the debate that may not be getting enough attention. >> we're talking about the impact to our environment. our investigative reporter traveled across the state to expose the damage done by many pot growers. >> unfortunately, this is becoming a common practice. we found that many growers are trespassing on to national parks and tribal land. they are using highly toxic pesticides to grow pot. the effects are real and deadly. flying high above some of the count country's most well-known national parks. the kings canyon south of yosemite. look closely and you'll see it. thousands of acres on or near u.s. forest service land used as marijuana grow sites. >> it's a huge problem. it's almost an epidemic in our community. >> reporter
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Oct 28, 2013 5:00am PDT
der spiegel has documents saying it shows the u.s. government was spying on angela merkel since 2002, before she became german chancellor. the head of germany, then continued to do so until the white house learned of it. so, if that's true we learned two things out of that. one, the u.s. has been spying on merkel for a long time and two, the white house doesn't always know what the nsa is doing. the white house denies the separate report that says mr. obama had approved the spying, instead as you point out the white house says the president shut it down the minute he heard of it. >>> several u.s. lawmakers plan to introduce legislation tomorrow that would limit the nsa's ability to track your cell phone making it illegal for the government to collect phone records in bulk. right now each time you make a phone call on your cell phone the details of the call, though not the contents of the call, are recorded by the government for analysis. the reporters accused of listening on people's voice mail in england started their trial. the former head of news international and her husband and
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Oct 28, 2013 6:00am PDT
the nsa has been listening to german chancellor angela merkel's phone since long before she was chancellor. der spiegel reports the monitoring could have started as early as 2002. the white house says it shut down the phone taps the minute it heard of it, though that itself indicates the white house not always aware of what the nsa is doing. there's new legislation this morning in washington that would restrict the nsa from bulk data gathering of americans' phone records. every time you make a cell phone call the details though not the contents are recorded by the government for later analysis. some in congress angry at the nsa, we have seen severals instances where it was not telling congress the entire truth. this bill may be congress's response. >> interesting. thanks, scott. >> also interesting the winds that are waking up the bay area on this monday. >> yeah, they are really fierce out there. kind of like you two. we got a good looking day shaping up. thank you. i'm glad laura is back. we sure missed you. you were gone too long, sister. 6:16. but you're back. that's what matters. i wa
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Oct 29, 2013 7:00am PDT
spying on friendly foreign leaders like angela merkel and scathing statements from two top senators on the intelligence committee. president obama is promising to scale back intelligence collection, saying that just because the spy agencies can do something, doesn't mean they should. and moving now towards banning spying on friendly foreign leaders. >>> today the head of the nsa will have to face the house intelligence committee as calls for reform mount across europe and at home. european parliament members even came to the u.s. to protest america's targeting of german chancellor angela merkel's cell phone. >> we are asking ourselves if now the u.s. or the nsa is considering merkel a terrorist? >> reporter: senate intelligence chair dianne feinstein ordered a review saying i do not believe the united states should be collecting phone calls or emails of friendly presidents and prime ministers. republican susan collins quickly followed saying, "i know of no justification for the administration's collection of intelligence on the leaders of our closest allies, such as chancellor angel
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